The Issue: Youth Need Engaging Activities During the Summer
During the summer, youth are left with a wealth of free time. For those who do not have summer jobs or cannot afford activities such as summer camps, this free time is often spent in front of televisions or computer screens.
The Campaign: Summer Camp with Reading and Play
If this Grassroots campaign raises $600, then YMCA of Greater Cincinnati can sponsor a month at the Y summer camp for one youth from a low-income family. Each additional $600 raised will fund a month of camp for another local youth. At the camp, youth can compete in field games, swim in the pool, participate in team-building activities, and work on arts and crafts. They also spend 30 minutes reading every day to mitigate the effects of summertime learning loss.
You can follow the progress of this and other Grassroots campaigns at the Groupon Grassroots website.